Experiment with Technorati Authority

Written on January 10, 2008 – 2:26 pm | by bigoak |

I was checking into our blog’s external links and found this blog post: http://www.ciao9to5.com/increase-technorati-rating/.

The author, Will Harrison, is trying to increase his Technorati Authority and thereby his rating. His method to do this is to link to 5 blogs, his own and 4 others he enjoys and pass it along. Big Oak SEO blog was one of the 4 he chose (thank you). If he has linked to you and you find the post with the link, a request is made from the post that you do the same.

Sounds much like a chain letter of sorts, which I’m not a fan of, but for the sake of the experiment, I’ll try it. As of today, Jan. 10, 2008 my Technorati Authority is 35 and my rank is 231,062. I’ll report back if any noticeable increase happens.

Here is a snippet from Will’s post:

This makes Technorati seem like an easy enough place to increase your rating. All you need for authority are incoming links.

How are we going to get those incoming links? Glad you’ve asked. I found this method called ViraLink. What happens is: I will post the link to 5 blogs I enjoy, including my own, under this post. Those 4 blogs that aren’t owned by me will see their Technorati ranking increase and look to find out who linked them. Actually, it would probably be best to link smaller blogs that will look to see who linked them. Anyways, when they find this post, they are to copy the post and add another 5 blogs onto the list. It kind of starts a chain.

I see no harm in trying it out, so here is Will’s 5 blogs with my 5 blogs added:

  1. CIAO9to5
  2. TylerCruz
  3. Jon Waraas
  4. Big Oak SEO Blog
  5. Practical Blogging
  6. SEO Tier
  7. 97th Floor
  8. Graphic Design Blog
  9. Hobo SEO
  10. Marketing Revisited

I hope the 5 blogs I added will benefit from this as well. They are all worth reading.

  1. 4 Responses to “Experiment with Technorati Authority”

  2. By E. Arthur on Jan 10, 2008 | Reply

    Some of these blogs aren’t using targeted anchor text. That seems like a wasted opportunity. Matt Cutts wouldn’t approve of this idea anyway, so you might as well use it.

  3. By Shell Harris on Jan 10, 2008 | Reply

    E. Arthur, you are probably right. Matt Cutts (Google) may not approve, although I’m not sure they approve of any link building techniques either.

  4. By jim on Jan 10, 2008 | Reply

    The middle name of Matt Cutts is it God?no…i don’t think so…don’t be a sheep

  5. By Pet-Yard.com on Jan 20, 2008 | Reply

    Why would anyone want to increase Technorati rank?
    For paid reviews programs maybe?

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